New Numatic production and distribution facility gets the go ahead


Architecture Team

Our planning application has been approved for a new production and distribution facility in Chard, Somerset for Numatic International!

The new building will provide circa 24,000m2 of new floor space dedicated to the production of the much-loved Henry family of vacuum cleaners. The aim of the development is to streamline the process into one facility incorporating raw material storage, manufacture, assembly, storage and distribution, to ultimately improve sustainability and increase productivity.

We’re so pleased by this fantastic news and want to congratulate everyone involved including HydrockCoreus GroupSuch Salinger Peters LtdENCOMPASS ECOLOGY LTDFairhurst, James Fox, and Helis.

For more information on the development, please see the below articles featured on the BBC and Chard & Ilminster News!

Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2023 | Shortlisted for Best Innovative New Build


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We are pleased to announce that the Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2023 has shortlisted our affordable housing scheme, Mendip View in Axbridge for Best Innovative New Build!

These 20 affordable homes are the first of their kind to include the ‘Wondrwall’ system. In partnership with our client Stonewater and building contractor Fisher & Dean Construction Ltd, we were able to deliver a sustainable development fitted with an intelligent living system that automatically controls heating, lighting and security. The project demonstrates that sustainable net-zero energy technologies can be applied to affordable schemes to support low-income families.

Insider SW Property Awards 2022 | Sustainable Project of the Year


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BoonBrown’s recently completed scheme for 20 new affordable homes at Mendip View, Axbridge, has won ‘Sustainable Project of the Year’ at the Insider South West Property Awards!!

The ceremony in Bristol on Thursday evening was overwhelmed by cheer and applause by the great news. To be given recognition for all the hard work through this prestigious regional award was a great delight.

In partnership with our client Stonewater and building contractor Fisher & Dean Construction Ltd, we were able to deliver a sustainable development fitted with Wondrwall Group’s home energy management technology. The project demonstrates that sustainable net-zero energy technologies can be applied to affordable schemes to support low-income families.

LABC Building Excellence Awards 2022 | Regional winner of Best Small Social Housing Development


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We are delighted that our Elderton Fields project has been selected as regional winner for the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2022 in the category Best Small Social Housing Development.

Working with our client Stonewater and contractors Winsley White Ltd, we have delivered fourteen new affordable homes within a wider landscaped scheme including school parking, wildlife corridors and public art.

South West Tourism Awards 2022 | Bronze Award


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We are delighted to announce that one of our technical projects, The Dorset Museum, has won bronze in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category for the South West Tourism Awards!

Congratulations to the Dorset Museum, the design team and contractors Acheson Construction Limited !

Full planning application submitted for a new 24,000m² factory for Numatic International


Architecture Team

We are really pleased to announce that BoonBrown has submitted a full planning application for a new factory in Chard, Somerset for Numatic International!

This development will streamline the production process of the popular Henry model vacuum cleaner, from raw materials to finished product, all in one facility to meet increased demand.

The building is a considerable size and provides 24,000m² of new floor space. It has been designed to accommodate several interlinked functions and makes use of sustainable technologies including PV panels, brown roofs and landscape mitigation measures.

Watch this space as we update you with the progress of our application!

Housing Design Awards 2022 | Shortlisted


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We are delighted and very proud to announce that our scheme The Fenways, Phase 2B Northstowe has been shortlisted for the very prestigious Housing Design Awards hosted by Design For Homes!!!

A fantastic achievement for BoonBrown and the project team including Keepmoat Homesarc Landscape Design & Planning Ltd and Luken Beck.

Our parcel is part of a large new town masterplan in Cambridgeshire, with our reserved matters application approved last year.

Working with our valued client Keepmoat Homes, we are excited to enter the delivery phase for the 300 homes, commercial units and public realm.

This key view is taken across the Greenway to the mixed use commercial and apartment building on the corner. The design re-elevates a regency style approach to development with a more contemporary architectural form.

BoonBrown appointed on Dorset Centre of Excellence

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We are excited to announce that we have been appointed as Project Architect, Landscape Architect and Principal Designer for The Dorset Centre of Excellence!

We are proud to be leading the design team and observe the transformation as the beautiful building and grounds are sympathetically refurbished.

We have been appointed as the architects for Phase 2 of the development of the Dorset Centre of Excellence, on the former St Mary’s School site in Shaftesbury.

We have already been working in partnership with Dorset Council UK to design the landscaping for the site, which includes Dorset’s new school for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), Coombe House School.

Phase 2 will see the further development of The Dorset Centre of Excellence, a centre of learning for professionals working with children and young people and a community resource.

It will offer training and courses, making use of the state-of-the-art facilities, including provision for arts, culture, music and sport.

St Frideswide Farm gets the go ahead

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Our proposals for 134 homes at St Frideswide Farm, being developed by Croudace Homes Limited, has received a unanimous resolution to approve from Oxford City Council.

It includes a variety of typologies from apartments to houses and self-build plots, set within generous landscaped public open space, with community pavilion and play areas.

Cycling is promoted alongside integrated private parking. Additionally, sustainable measures include renewable energy from photovoltaic panels and a sculpted water attenuation basin.